Created to strengthen the institution’s research, education, and clinical missions and is directed by Dr. Metin Gurcan, Professor of Internal Medicine. This cross-disciplinary initiative is designed to integrate resources at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Wake Forest University and complement the work of other research centers, including the Wake Forest Clinical and Translational Science Institute. 

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Our Mission

The mission of Center for Biomedical Informatics is to contribute to Wake Forest Baptist Health’s evolution as a learning health care system and to foster better health across the patient populations served by Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the nation by advancing and promoting informatics research, practice and education.

Center Goals

We seek to achieve our mission by pursuing the following goals:

  • Catalyze: Catalyze biomedical discovery across the spectrum of informatics, including bioinformatics, imaging, healthcare, translational and public health informatics.
  • Integrate: Integrate resources for research informatics across Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and Wake Forest University and support the informatics needs of other research centers.
  • Research: Develop a portfolio of externally funded research in the area of biomedical informatics.
  • Train: Support the training of the next generation of investigators in the principles and practice of biomedical informatics.